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3-Hour Disney+ Trailer Shows Everything Coming To The Streaming Service

Disney has shared a new trailer for their upcoming Disney+ streaming service and it’s over 3-hours long! I don’t know if you want to spend over three hours seeing what Disney+ has to offer when it launches, but you have the option!

Disney+ also posted all of the films and TV shows coming to the streaming service on a super long Twitter thread, which I included below the trailer. As you’ll see there’s a ton of stuff that will be available that will make Disney fans happy. Gargoyles and several other classic 90s animated series are among them along with a lot of old weird films that have been pulled out of the Disney vault.

If you don’t want to watch the trailer or scroll through the Twitter feed, I shared the full list of titles for you. Check everything out below and let us
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Disney Developing Live-Action Remake Of The Fox And The Hound

Those who grew up watching The Fox and the Hound should get ready to sob all over again. According to our sources – the same ones who revealed an Aladdin sequel was in development, and that Ewan McGregor is returning as Obi-Wan – Disney is reportedly in the early stages of developing a live-action remake of the 1981 animated classic for a new generation of fans. Though nothing has been confirmed by the studio as of yet, the film is likely to land on the Disney Plus streaming platform, from what we’re told.

For those unfamiliar with the original, the heartfelt movie featured the story of two unlikely pals trying to preserve their friendship despite their budding animal instincts and the nagging pressure from society that urged them to be enemies. The original flick subtly taught children a useful lesson about prejudice and how society often determines behavior.

The voices of Mickey Rooney,
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Harry Styles Reportedly Signs On To Play Prince Eric In The Little Mermaid Remake

Even though Disney is already working on a number of live-action remakes, it seems the House of Mouse is showing no signs of slowing things down anytime soon. Aside from all their confirmed projects, we’ve heard reports that the company is also planning to reimagine classic films and franchises such as The Rocketeer, Tarzan and even Bambi.

Of course, most of these rumors should be taken with a grain of salt, considering they haven’t been confirmed. The same can’t be said though for this new piece of casting information that comes to us by way of Disney Insider, who report that Harry Styles (formerly a member of the boy band One Direction) has officially signed on to play Prince Eric in the upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

If this decision seems rather out of left field, you should know Styles does have some experience with acting.
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Bambi Live-Action Remake In Development At Disney

Those who thought it was tough to watch Mufasa die again in the most recent version of The Lion King aren’t at all ready for what’s coming next. According to our sources – the same ones who reveled that an Aladdin sequel was in the works last month, before it was confirmed this week – Disney is so happy with all of its live-action remake success that the company is now reportedly in the process of rebooting Bambi for a new generation of fans. While the movie is sure to bring a lot of cuteness to the big screen, it’s also going to redeliver one of the most harrowing scenes ever seen in a children’s film.

From what we understand, the movie will be made in a style similar to the The Lion King, meaning that all of the animals will likely be hyper-realistically animated. The difference between this and the aforementioned feature,
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10 Of Disney's Best Animated Moms

The beautiful thing about Disney movies is they appeal to the masses. The reason why it doesn't matter if the older generations watch these cartoons is because they also grew up with the movies. Watching The Lion King or Bambi as an adult just makes you realize how innocent you were when you first watched it as a kid.

Once we become parents, most of us can't wait to show our kiddos the greatness of Disney movies and how they've evolved over the decades. They always have positive messages, regardless of the bumps in the road these characters face. Most of these characters also have a strong parent behind them, supporting and rooting for them every chance they get.

Although we may not see some of these Disney parents as much as the titular character, these 10 Disney moms have definitely pulled on a few heartstrings over the years.
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‘The Lion King’ Dominates, But Is Disney Running Low on Remakes?

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‘The Lion King’ Dominates, But Is Disney Running Low on Remakes?
The Lion King” and its massive $185 million domestic debut proved that audiences have an insatiable appetite for Disney’s remakes and re-imaginings. Despite mixed reviews, moviegoers turned out in force for director Jon Favreau’s hyper-realistic update of the classic cartoon.

The Lion King” broke numerous box office records, including the best start among Disney’s live-action reboots. If you liked what it was selling, you’re in luck. The company will continue to dip into its vault, with a “Mulan” update and “Cruella,” an origin story based on the “101 Dalmatians” villain on deck for 2020, along with a revisit of “The Little Mermaid” currently in development. However, it remains to be seen if Disney will ever be able to climb these particular box office heights with a revisit to their past properties.

“They’ve set the benchmark with this ‘Lion King’ remake,” said Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with Comscore.
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‘The Lion King’: Cursed by the Uncanny Valley? No, Blessed by the Uncanny Chiwetel Ejiofor (Column)

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I’m astonished that people are having an uncanny-valley problem with Disney’s live-action version of “The Lion King.” Characters like Simba and Mufasa have been described as having “dead eyes,” but I saw the movie well before I heard any of those complaints, and their eyes seemed utterly expressive and alive to me. Besides, the characters are meant to look like real animals, who don’t over-emote.

That, you could argue, is the essential difference between the new “Lion King” and the original. The 1994 version was an anthropomorphic cartoon in the classic Disney tradition of cuddly facial elasticity; the characters wore every thought and feeling on their beastly but really entirely humanoid features. In the live-action version, which is, of course, nearly as much of an animated film (it’s just a different kind of animated film), the characters have a photo-realist splendor that’s (intentionally) more deadpan, and that allows us to imagine,
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What Do We Want From ‘The Lion King’ and Disney’s Live-Action Remakes?

You remember the opening. Of course you do. For a generation of kids who grew up watching the film in theaters or on DVD, it’s damn near iconic. The sun rises above the African savanna. The chant begins: “Naaaaa-nts ingonyama bagithi Baba.” Antelopes look up from their munching; meerkats spring to attention. From far and wide, animals fly and gallop and lumber and march, each of them drawn toward something. Everything becomes a blur until we swoop above the fray and — “the cirrrrrcle/of liiiiiife!” A majestic lion stands atop a ridge.
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Sébastien Lifshitz’s Adolescentes to be showcased at Locarno - Production - France

The new documentary by the French filmmaker, produced by Agat Films and sold by Doc & Film International, will be world-premiered in the Locarno Critics’ Week. A shoot that lasted five years (24 days per year) and 500 hours of rushes: an extraordinary documentary is set to be unveiled on 9 August in the 30th Critics’ Week as an integral part of the 72nd Locarno Film Festival (7-17 August 2019) – namely, Adolescentes by Sébastien Lifshitz.After beginning his career with the fiction titles Come Undone (2000), Wild Side (Berlinale Panorama in 2004) and Going South (2009), the French filmmaker successfully veered into documentary territory, helming Les Invisibles (an Official Selection special screening at Cannes in 2012 and the winner of the César Award for Best Documentary in 2013), Bambi (a 57-minute film that won the Teddy Award for Best Documentary in the 2013 Berlinale Panorama and the Audience Award at...
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Why Is Everyone So Scared of Disney? (Column)

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Like more or less everyone I know, I have no desire to see a single entertainment company take over the future, dominating what had been a movie industry of multiple entities, each one fighting for their slice of your attention span. Disney, the movie studio so powerful that it ate another movie studio, looks, to many, like it could be that company. The full impact of its absorption of 20th Century Fox has yet to be felt, but now that the smoke has cleared, the mega-corporation that was formed stands before us like an unprecedented colossus, looming over all other studios, maybe over the entertainment business itself.

Yet let’s be clear: It’s not just, or maybe even primarily, the size of the company that is giving people the shakes. It’s the fact that a single film corporation now seems to own everything worth having — at least, in stark capitalistic blockbuster terms.
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Why Shah Rukh Khan loves The Lion King

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he fell in love with The Lion King for the way the movie narrates a story based on a relationship between a father and a son.

Bollywood's King Khan and his son Aryan Khan have lent their voices for King Mufasa and his son Simba respectively in the Hindi version of Disney's upcoming live-action film The Lion King.

Also Read:?Shahrukh Khan to be the chief guest of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

"The Lion King has been, for not just me, but for so many people around the world, one of the favourite films that they have enjoyed with their families and kids," Shah Rukh said.

"There are only three films that one loved actually while growing up. One is The Lion King, followed by The Jungle Book?and Bambi," he added.

The Lion King follows the adventures of Simba, who is to succeed his father Mufasa,
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Cinderella 70th Anniversary Walt Disney Signature Collection Blu-ray Is Out in June

Cinderella 70th Anniversary Walt Disney Signature Collection Blu-ray Is Out in June
In honor of its upcoming 70th anniversary, the timeless animated classic Cinderella waltzes into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection and the hearts of a whole new generation. The enchanting tale, which showed us that dreams really do come true - and inspired countless fans to reenact the Royal Ball and Cinderella's infamous midnight dash - arrives home Digitally in HD and Movies Anywhere on June 18, and on Blu-ray&#8482 and DVD on June 25.

The Anniversary Edition of Cinderella offers two all-new extras: Cinderella trivia and fun facts, hosted by Ruth Righi and Ava Kolker from Disney Channel's "Sydney to the Max," and "In Walt's Words: Enhanced Edition," a special edition of "Cinderella" featuring fascinating production details, original storyboards, archival photos, thumbnail sketches and transcripts throughout the feature film. Hours of classic bonus material celebrates the masterful animation, memorable music and long-lasting impact of Cinderella, showcasing Walt Disney's core group of animators,
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Here’s Everything That Will Be Streaming On Disney+ When It Launches

Now we know exactly what will be streaming on Disney+ when it launches on November 12. While it will certainly take some time for Disney to build a complete library (especially with its latest acquisition), but come launch time there will certainly be enough content that your friends and family may need to check up on you because they haven’t seen you in a couple of days.

Featured in the lauch content will be 18 Pixar films, 7 Star Wars films, and the entire Disney “Signature Collection” of films like Aladdin, Bambi, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, Snow White, Pinocchio, and others.

You will also be able to stream all 30 season of The Simpsons (over 650 episodes), 250 hours of National Geographic shows, and over 5,000 hours of original Disney Channel shows.

The new Avengers: Endgame (which just shattered box office records) and the upcoming Toy Story 4 will also be available.

Disney+ Launch
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Disney Stock Leaps 10% to All-Time High After $7-Per-Month Streaming Service Announced

Disney stock jumped 10% in early trading on Friday, to a record high of $128, one day after the Mouse House revealed its upcoming $7-per-month streaming service.

Netflix’s stock on Friday morning, meanwhile, dipped 3.3%, with many analysts now seeing the upcoming Disney+ streaming service as its chief competition.

Disney, led by CEO Bob Iger and a slew of other executives, walked investors through its new service, dubbed Disney+, in a nearly three-hour investor presentation on Thursday afternoon. There was a lot to cover.

Also Read: 'The Simpsons' Announce New Streaming Home on Disney+: 'Welcome Synergy' (Video)

Not only did the service’s $7 monthly price tag — or $70 for the full year — live up to Iger’s 2017 declaration it would be priced “substantially below” Netflix, the reigning streaming champ, Disney also revealed it would invest $1 billion in original content for the service in the next year.

That number will rise
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Disney+ to Invest $1 Billion Into Original Content by 2020

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Disney will invest $1 billion in original content into Disney+, it’s upcoming streaming service, in 2020, said CFO Christine McCarthy on Thursday.

That number will raise to “mid $2 billion” by 2024, the same year they expect to achieve profitability. Disney formally unveiled Disney+ during an investor event at its Burbank, California studios. The service will launch on Nov. 12 and cost $6.99 a month and $69.99 a year.

McCarthy added they expect to have anywhere between 60 and 90 million subscribers by 2024, with two-thirds of them coming outside the U.S. Disney+ will begin rolling out to other markets beginning next year.

Also Read: Scarlet Witch and Vision's Disney+ Series Gets Name

Along with housing titles from Disney brands including Marvel, Pixar, LucasFilm, National Geographic and its own vault, Disney+ will feature a number of original productions. All of the content will be available to download for offline viewing for subscribers.

The first one will be “The Mandalorian,
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Disney+ Finally Reveals Price, Launch Date

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Disney has finally set a launch date and price point for Disney+, its upcoming streaming service.

The company’s ad-free Ott play will launch on Nov. 12 and cost $6.99 a month and $69.99 a year. The announcement was made Thursday during the company’s Day at its Burbank-California studios. The service will roll out to other markets beginning in 2020.

Along with housing titles from Disney brands including Marvel, Pixar, LucasFilm, National Geographic and its own vault, Disney+ will feature a number of original productions. Disney will invest a little more than $1 billion cash in original content for Disney+ in 2020, with that number raising to “mid $2 billion” by 2024, said Disney CFO Christine McCarthy.

All of the content will be available to download for offline viewing for subscribers.

Also Read: How Taika Waititi Stuck to 'Star Wars' Tone for 'The Mandalorian': 'Can't Put Too Many Jokes In'

The first one will be “The Mandalorian,
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Film Review: Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’

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Film Review: Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’
The key image in Walt Disney’s 1941 “Dumbo” is something out of a fairy-tale daydream: Dumbo, the baby elephant with long-lashed goo-goo eyes, a cuddly grin, and ears as long and floppy as wings, flapping those ears to soar around a circus big top, flying over the crowds with a freedom as touching as it is inexplicable. It’s one of the purest images in movies. “Dumbo” was Disney’s fourth animated feature, and like Dumbo himself it’s a beautiful oddball — a solid-colored piece of stylized pop Americana, only 64 minutes long, at times almost a silent movie with sound effects. One of the more remarkable things about it is that Dumbo, after being cruelly separated from his mother (a primal twist that anticipates “Bambi”), doesn’t discover his ability to fly until the last six minutes of the movie. When he does, he becomes a creature as enchanted in
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‘Us': Here Are 8 of the Craziest, Greatest Theories, From Duality to 11:11

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‘Us': Here Are 8 of the Craziest, Greatest Theories, From Duality to 11:11
(Major spoiler alert: Do not read on if you haven’t seen “Us” or want to know anything about it.)

Alright, you’ve seen Jordan Peele’s “Us,” and all you want to do is call your friends and dissect every detail and plot point. We’re here to help and to take you through some of the theories that have been floated on the world wide web since its debut.

There’s so much to comb through in this film, from obvious imagery to not-so-blatant thematic explorations. Of course, writer and director Peele wants to point out the two sides to our personalities, that we often have an animalistic side that we can’t always push down.

“Us” stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Shahadi Wright Joseph and Alex Evans. It follows a family that goes to their vacation house in Santa Cruz to discover they are
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Why Labor Strife Was the Elephant in the Room for Disney’s Original ‘Dumbo’

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Why Labor Strife Was the Elephant in the Room for Disney’s Original ‘Dumbo’
Tim Burton’s live-action “Dumbo” launches March 29, a remake of the Disney classic that opened Oct. 23, 1941. That film is remembered as one of Disney’s shortest (64 minutes) and sweetest. It should also be remembered as the animated movie that launched Disney’s studio in Burbank — and one that was completed in the midst of a tense animators strike. In the 1930s, Disney animators were working at five Los Angeles locations; on Dec. 2, 1940, Variety said the high cost of the studio’s first three animated movies was due to a “lack of facilities to properly push production.” The cost of “Dumbo” was estimated at $1 million, about half of the earlier pictures. The film’s brief running time may have been due to budget or the fact that animators staged a five-week walkout during production. “Dumbo” was completed when some animators crossed the picket line; after the Labor Dept. ended the strike,
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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Film Review: James Cameron’s Long-Gestating Anime Adaptation Winds Up a Glossy Muddle

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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Film Review: James Cameron’s Long-Gestating Anime Adaptation Winds Up a Glossy Muddle
While James Cameron’s fans wait and wait for an “Avator” sequel — it’s been ten years and counting — they will have to make do with another CGI-dependent science-fiction spectacular, which Cameron co-wrote and co-produced before handing the project onto Robert Rodriguez to direct. “Alita: Battle Angel” is adapted from a manga series by Yukito Kishiro which was published between 1990 and 1995, back when its cyberpunk concepts must have seemed a lot fresher than they do today.

Drawing material from about half of the series’ run, Cameron wrote three hours’ worth of screenplay, and Rodriguez landed the directing job by boiling it down by a third. Alas, it is all too apparent that “Alita: Battle Angel” was supposed to have been longer. The film is stuffed with so many plot strands and so many different genres that it never gets moving.

The setting is Iron City in 2563, three centuries after a
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